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Militello, Matthew; Militello, Luke – Educational Forum, 2013
Recent educational accountability efforts have married student assessments with reform mandates and sanctions. As a result, students--beginning in early elementary grades--are feeling the pressures of this new era of high-stakes accountability. This article chronicles a story of the consequences of high-stakes testing on a father and his son.…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Accountability, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
Gershenson, Seth – W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2015
The 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) increased accountability pressure in U.S. public schools by threatening to impose sanctions on Title 1 schools that failed to make adequate yearly progress (AYP) in consecutive years. Difference-in-difference estimates of the effect of failing AYP in the first year of NCLB on teacher effort in the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Teacher Attendance
DeVito, Pasquale J. – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2010
The purpose of this paper is to provide information and insight into how state assessment programs are governed, how individual state and state-consortium assessment programs actually operate, and how key policy and technical decisions on these programs are made. To address these issues, this paper is divided into three sections: First, the New…
Descriptors: State Standards, High Stakes Tests, Program Effectiveness, Consortia
Gross, Betheny, Ed.; Goertz, Margaret E., Ed. – Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2005
This report focuses squarely on strategies for instructional improvement in American high schools. Specifically, this study examines how high schools that perform below average incorporate their state's accountability goals into their own goals, identify their challenges, and search for strategies for instructional improvement. It focuses on how…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Instructional Improvement, Accountability